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>>> we are live in sandy hook connecticut two days after this tragedy. >> we now see their faces and know their names. the innocent lives lost in the newtown shooting. >>> at surround services across the country thoughts, messages, and prayers will be said in honor of the connecticut shooting victims. how churches in the bay area are responding. mornings on 2 starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2 i'm congress congress. >> and i'm dave stevenson. >> we could have a few light showers moving into parts of the bay area. not a lot of coverage to show you right now with the bulk of the action up to the north. even if you are not covered we could still have spotty sprinkles or drizzle. as far as temperatures this is the key change. warmer than yesterday at this time. temperatures right now basically matching yesterday's high. santa rosa 44 degrees. oakland 48. san jose 47 degrees. as far as shower chances here we are 10:00 this morning and we do bring in the chance but this forecast model really brings in more rain later on into the evening hours. we'll highlight that t
for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> we'll have more on the future of sandy hook, the school itself in a few minutes. police say they still have work in their investigation. right now, they are interviewing witnesses in hopes of learning more about the horrifying massacre. the shooting, as you can imagine, is affecting parents and kids all over the country, including right here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the students by wearing their school colors. behind me here, you can see there is a fence up around this school. that, of course, is gonna be the topic of discussion among a lot of school administrators. many schools have fences designed to keep intruders out. but if they get in, it's questionable how far they can get. california's superintendent expects more discussions about this. he's alerted all 1100 public scho
in san francisco is doing to honor the victims of sandy hook elementary school. >>> light rain right now and wind. this looks like a very active week. not only rain but very cold reading ifs upcoming up the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's monday, december 17th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve. we'll have a lot of rain. >> between we will have pretty cold air. colder than last weekend. you told me you were cold last week. you will be really cold tuesday night into wednesday. there is pretty steady rain out there. nothing too heavy. it will be with us through the morning hours and giving away a partly cloudy mild breezy day. 50s and 60s more on that cold air in five minutes. >>> san francisco traffic looking pretty good approaching the 80 split. wet weather will make for a tricky commute on a monday. moving along and taking a look at the commute here on the toll plaza, metering lights on early. there is a delay past 880. now let's go back to the desk. >>> in developing news we
. pointing out sandy hook elementary had a locked door into the school but the gunman shot his way through it. >> it's not going to stop somebody. that is their intention. they obviously think about it and then go do it. >> reporter: after the columbine shootings in colorado schools started doing armed intruder drills. you can expect those to increase. some districts are even talking about arming their educators. live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >> and we'll have more coverage of the sandy hook school shooting throughout the morning coming up at 4:42 we are learning more information about the gunman and why the massacre could have been worse. plus the debate over gun control. what senator dianne feinstein plans to do to get a former law on the books. >>> in overnight news in san francisco a man was rescued after getting stuck in a chimney. it happened at about 11:30 last night at the heights apartment on clay street. >> i'm not sure exactly how he entered into the fireplace this time. we'll find out that a little farther upon more investigation. >> the man was rush
home. >>> they are marking one week since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. church bells will ring for each person who died at the school. school will resume with the exception of the children at sandy hook elementary. jessica will be laid to rest today. >>> we will take you live to rest where mourners continue to pay respects to the victims as the police investigations continue. >> the names and ages of those were red allowed. 20 tiny flames represented the lives taken too soon. the gunman's mother was also represented and the gunman himself. >> it is a time to feel we are reunited and we need to pay our respects and make peace. >> one person with a special bond is betty and her brief was well seen during last night's service. >>> it will start at 6:00 at emerald park. anybody who comes is encouraged to bring notes and people will also be accepted in newtown >>> they have been unshark wrist clay -- under characterristicly quiet. the facebook page has disappeared and following other mass shootings, they have defended the rights of gun owners. >>> california's teacher's pe
home for sandy hook elementary school. and today one moving truck brought in furniture and supplies from sandy hook elementary school. >> it is great for the kids. you know, maybe to go somewhere. this is great for him. >> reporter: his three daughters made a sign welcoming their new neighbors. >> went to home depot, they gave them all the material free. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00 p.m., you will hear from a parent, and what was happening at other area schools. live in newton, connecticut, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> another victim of the shooting was laid to rest today. >> friends, family and law enforcement officers gathered to mourn the little boy in connecticut. a rabbi called it a touching ceremony, people came together in solidarity to say good-bye. he was celebrateds a -- celebrated as a pure innocent child. he will be sorely missed. >> his brother said he could have been anything if he lived and grown old. >> at schools all over the bay area they had to talk about the massacre. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells us how they handled it th
a school. pointing out that sandy hook elementary had a locked door into the school but the gunman shot his way through it. >> school had security. had extra security. more than her school does. >> you still need to be free to roam and there are children. but adults need to be more aware. >> reporter: now as important as security, the superintendent says is awareness entreing which may have saved lives in connecticut. after the columbine killings schools started doing un-- you can expect those to increase. and coming up we'll tell you how students at this private school in san francisco are planning to honor the victims at sandy hook elementary school. live from san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> overnight a strange rescue in san francisco. a man was stuck inside a chimney. ktvu allie rasmus has detile -- details of this unusual rescue. >> reporter: firefighters don't know how this man ended up in the chimney of this apartment building. that is one of the things they are looking into as part of the investigation. but it was around 11:30 last night when there were numer
and friends remember the victims of yesterday's shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> this is sandy hook in, newtown, connecticut on a busy saturday night, how the community and the state are coming together, 36 hours after this tragedy. >>> and back here in the bay area, a sawingy start to the weekend. we are tracking where the rain is now and our storm watch coverage. . >>> good evening, everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken wayne. just a few hours ago, the white house announced president obama will travel to newtown, connecticut tomorrow, the site of yesterday's mass school shooting. this, as we learn more about the victims. today, family members began releasing photos of loved ones who were killed. this is 6-year-old emily parker, one of the 20 children lost yesterday. kindergarten teacher lorain russo is among the adults gunned down. authorities say the principal, dawn hochsprung lunged at the gunman before she was mortally wounded. the father of emily parker fought back tears, as he remembered his little girl. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the r
churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we wanted to come up and light a candle, say something nice. >> reporter: two days after this tragedy happened it seems like the emotions are flowing more freely. perhaps the shock is starting to ware off. yet people are still making the pilgramage. >> i have kids too, and it's sad. >> reporter: among the visitors we met was the county commissioner from pennsylvania. >> you can learn a lot by this tragedy. we're going the make the schools better. we're going to make the schools more safe. >> reporter: it is an overwhelming scene, especially for those with connection to the scene. this woman's son jack attends the school and they brought a jack in the box for dylan. >> i am very sad about everything, i don't understand why anyone would do this t
connecticut today as people come to terms with the shooting death of 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary school on friday. as nicole collins reports, amidst the morning, more facts facts are coming to light about the young man who carried out the killing. >> reporter: three days after one of the worst school shootings in u.s. history the grieving community holds one of the first funeral services. two young victims laid to rest today. 6-year-old noah posner, loved learning how things work. his stin sister was in a different classroom and survived. and jack pinto, also six. a new york giants fan, funerals are planned throughout the week, as the investigation continues. >> we have begun processing the evidence. analyzing the evidence. as i stated yesterday, just to use an example, the weaponry, every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. >> reporter: police say the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza, had hundreds of rounds of ammunition. and enough to kill about every student in the school. before heading to sandy hook elementary school, he shot his mother four times in the
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
for the massacre here at sandy hook elementary school in newtown community. among the dead is who police say is the gunman. they believe he killed his mother at their home before going on the rampage at sandy hook where his mother was a teacher. >> there is a related scene that we found as we were continuing the investigation. and specifically investigating the shooting. >> reporter: lance's brother reported that he suffered of a personality of a disorder, saying some what autistic. >> can you wrap your head around that? >> no i cannot. i don't know who would do anything like this. >> so your general sense is what? >> this is unspeakable. i first heard about it, i'm still in shock. i want to go. >> reporter: police in connecticut plan to hold their next briefing early tomorrow morning. where they say they may have more information on adam lanza. reporting from the newsroom, rob roth. >>> it all began at 9:30 eastern. that's 6:30 our time. at that time the exterior doors were locked. shortly after 9:30, police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school. 9:40a.m. groups of ch
they are not. >> i mean, i have fixed mealings. on one hand, we are all devastated not only about sandy hook and that one incident of -- incidence of violence but violence in oakland is den stating. >> reporter: recently an additional 91 guns were turn intoed the oakland police department as a result of the gun buy back program. people can turn in their guns in exchange for $200. no questions asked. since the program, 190 guns have been pulled into oakland pd and pulled out of the streets. >> we're not politicians. we're citizens. >> reporter: keith stephenson is responsible for funding much of the money for this program. he said he just grew tired of the violence. he's fronted more than $100,000 to front the gun byback and now he wants to see this -- buy back and now he wants to see this go statewide. >> a statewide is in effect. the calls are coming from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento. this is easily a state-wide initiative. >> reporter: keith is urging other business owners to step forward and join him. despite the stigma of owning a medical marijuana facility, he says
.m. it is raining here. and yet there are still people here at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to rest today. hundreds of people came together at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to 6- year-old football player, wrestler, and skier, jack pinto. >> it was real sad. >> reporter: flowers are in heavy demand this week for funerals and the many memorials that have popped up around town. this is alice's floorist in nearby bethel. >> you want to be able to help people at a time like this. i feel the flowers do comfort people. but this is so overwhelming. it's one of the things you read about, and it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe,
. >>> well, classes resume, schools are open again this morning in newton, except for sandy hook elementary. we have new details about the mother of the shooter in that rampage. people who knew nancy lanza say she was devoted to her children. one aunt said she would come to school and help her son who was a quiet child. many say that nancy would also help friends an traingers. in the meantime, we still know very little about why the young gunman killed children at that elementary school. the fbi said they couldn't get information from a computer at the gunman's home because he had destroyed it with either a hammer or a screwdriver before that massacre. while we're hearing stories of mostly horrifying events related to the shooting, now we're also hearing a story of how one 6-year-old managed to survive. police say a 6-year-old girl preed -- pretended to be dead and that ultimately saved her life. many experts say while she's lucky to be alive, what she saw of her classmates being killed will stay with her the rest of her life. >>> an 18-year-old in fairfield is behind bars, accused of posti
at sandy hook elementary school. authorities identified the shooter at 20-year-old adam lanza. he reportedly had a history of mental illness. we have learned police found more guns on campus. we have news reporters covering all angles of this story. including who the shooter was. but we have jennifer davis. >> reporter: there was also a filled to capacity crowd here for a vigil earlier this evening. clearly this town is very much still struggling with what happened here earlier today. as is much of the country even the president was wiping away tears. >> it's identifying the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. they say he is the one who killed more than two dozen people including himself in this massacre. 20 of his victims were little children. >> there were 18 children who were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospitals and pronounced dead at area hospitals. >> reporter: among the dead the gunman's mother who worked as a teacher at this school. her body was found at her home. lanza committed suicide after he opened fire at the school. the
stock is up 8% after announcing job cuts in the effect of hurricane sandy on job growth. it plans to cut 11,000 jobs starting in 2014, that is 4% of the total workforce at locations around the world. most of them would come from the bank's consumer banking unit. business analyst blame sandy for a lower number of new jobs in november. >>> the cadecott tunnel turns 75 today. it opened in 1937 connecting oakland and orinda. it is build 27 years later. a fourth one is being drilled through the east bay hill. it is scheduled to open next year. they will have four lanes in each direction at all times. >> today on the news at five. in or era, where we hear about state budget cuts. the many lawmakers take advantage of this. and it is all paid for by taxpayers. >> they are on the list and the services they receive. >> thank you for trusting ktvu, channel 2 news. be sure to join us again at five. we are always here for you and at ktvu.com.
locked down in the school because of an unspecified threat. >>> more students from the sandy hook newtown shooting are being laid to rest today. tori has more. good afternoon, tori. >> reporter: well, as students start coming back to school, students try to seek comfort at some of the memorials which popped um around town -- up around town but what is particularly heart breaking today is seeing people break down as they drive through. >> reporter: back to class for most students in newtown connecticut tuesday but hardly back to normal. >> i feel worried. nervous. but at the same time, i'm feeling happy to be back at school. >> it is sad. we got to keep going with our lives as well. >> reporter: the teacher's union says educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not yet returned to class. they will be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. >> trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school, which is still a crime scene. the tragedy even has l
union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
of stuffed animals, some soaking wet from two days of rain. other kids who attended school other than sandy hook returned to school today. but many of them said they didn't get much work done but they did do a lot of talking about the terrible events that happened on friday. >>> for the first time since that massacre in newtown the national rifle association today issued a statement on the massacre. it read in part, the national rifle association of america is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut o
.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distracted. he's urging pet owners to make sure their animals are kept
is at sandy hook elementary school in honor of the 20 children and six adults killed there. exactly one week ago it was 9:30 connecticut time when the shooting started happening at that sandy hook elementary school. there are obviously no remarks scheduled for this memorial at this church. we saw three people ringing the bell. at least two clergy member there is. and states are taking part in a moment of silence as well. including colorado, oregon, and nevada. governor jerry brown in fact asked all californians to pause and reflect at this moment. president obama and the first lady also observing moments of silence from the white house at exactly 6:30 this friday morning. one week since the shootings at sandy hook elementary school. another interesting development that could happen right now. traffic on the internet is expected to plummet. gun control supporters created the website calling for a web blackout. it's an online moment of silence for the newtown shooting victims. companies taking part include aol and adobe. celebrities taking part include former californian governor arnold schwar
the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at newtown sandy hook elementary school. the shooters mother was also killed. >>> and at 7:45 this morning the national rifle association scheduled a news conference to weigh in over the debate over gun control. the powerful gun lobby says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to prevent mass shootings. this will be the nra first public response to the shooting. >>> the jobs of about 800 chevron workers will be moving to texas. those jobs will be relocated to houston. they are all involved in information and advance -- chevron says the headquarters will remain in california. >>> let's check in with sal. see if there is any rain coming down that is impacting traffic. >> we have some report of rain from just one of our twitter followers in petaluma area. that says it's going that way. i'm going to ask rosemary. moe mary is is the paid television >> i think rosily -- also the morning compute the toll plaza is light. we are expecting a if day today. and this morning if you are driving from the livermore valley to castro valley it's
. elsewhere, some brick and mortar had little or no sales growth. they blame sandy on the slow down and online national sales figures were up about 22% from last year. >>> instagram's rumors that its losing members isn't true. >> app data is claiming 25 % loss in membership after they changed the terms in service. those figures aren't accurate. >>> global shortages on wheat and so are causing feed prices to gun putting pressure on farmers. >> farmers in britain say the problem with supermarkets are not saying pork producers enough to make a profit. farmers estimate they lose about $16 on every pig alcohol soon cause an hike in all dairy prices. >>> agricultural committee agreed to a 1 year of the expiring u.s. farm bill. without that, milk prices could go up. >> consumers will be in shock when instead of seeing $3.60 a gallon, they see $7 a gallon. >> it would rise gradually, not jump. they will vote tonight. >> california has started to make progress in the infant mortality rate among african-americans. new numbers say the mortality rate among african are americans fell between 2008 and 2010.
sandy and the fiscal cliff. 146,000 jobs have been added. and the unemployment rate fell to a four year low of 7.7% from 7.9% in october. coming up at 6:00 we look at one bay area industry where just having a job creates jobs. the impact one worker can have on the economy . >> authorities are serging for a 63 year old woman who is missing. they say she caulk r walked away from her home around 1:00 a.m. . >> here in the bay area and around the world, people are marking the day, 71 years after the attack on pearl harbor. . >> here at the top of the mount, you can see something that happens just once a year, the beacon is lit up to commemorate pearl harbor day. it was an early day for survivors in alameda. the memories are still fresh for the men that were there. >> i saw that first or the pediatric doe drop --. >> i felt six hit the port side of my ship, tore a big hole in there. . >> 94 year old george larson was in the coast forward that day and saw the planes. >> one flew right over me but 200 feet above me. i could count the rifts on the lane. >> 71 years later, larson feelts
forever change her fond memories of being a student at sandy hook elementary. >> i remember the school as a happy harmonious, safe place and it's been taken away. >> reporter: help as been pouring in to the area from across the state, including from hartford where crisis responders know violence all too well. is >> we want to pour our love in and say this could have been our children. this could have been anybody's children. >> serious mental health issues we have yet to even begin to talk about. >> reporter: this man said he had stood out here all night long. >> it's heartbreaking to hear that, especially that there's little kids involved. i don't know. this guy that felt the need to do this, i hope he burns in hell. >> this is a very busy spot here in sandy hook, one where the love is obvious. this community is still in shock but many in some small way starting to heal. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> tomorrow president obama is scheduled to attend an interfaith memorial service in newtown. this will be the fourth time president obama has made such a visit following a mass shoot
attended the sandy hook elementary school mass. >> took time out of my day oremember the fam -- to remember the families. >> reporter: we all bear a burden when children die in violence. >> pray for the victims and pray for ourselves that we may learn from these events. >> reporter: there was no reasoning why these children, why their teachers, after mass he sent a wreath. >> so hard to believe that these little angels are no longer on this earth. it is heart wrenching. >> reporter: names of the victims spoken towards heaven. >> katherine hubbard. >> a lot of people cared even though it didn't happen near here. it was touching to know that everyone cared. >> reporter: connected by grief, united to find some way to end the violence. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> classes resume today at san jose city college after the campus was shut down because of an alert about a possible armed intruder. >> i feel fine. i didn't feel nervous or anything. they handled it professionally. >> she hunkered down in her office for three hours last night while police searched. ktvu reported live from the sc
to freezing temperatures. >> and millions of dollars donated to the red cross after hurricane sandy hit back east. the reason the red cross is under fire for what it failed to do with all of that money. >> good morning. san francisco, traffic looks good but a problem on the peninsula involving 101. how to get around it. . >>> back to breaking news from the south bay. news chopper 2, back giving us live pictures. look at all this police activity. word classes canceled at monta vista high school in coopertino this is coopertino. canceled because of threatening grafitti. we see all the police officers milling around down there. they have sealed off the school grounds. a news crew is headed there now. we will be on the ground shortly and will bring you a live report on what is going on. >> paul mcartney one of the many big preformers taking the stage last night to raise money for victims of sandy. ♪ [ music ] the concert was held at new york city's madison square garden. more than $30 million was raised just through ticket sales. some of the other artists who reformed include bruce springste
near sandy hook elementary school rang its bell 26 times for those killed their last friday. connecticut's governor stood with local and state treeders on the steps of town hall with their heads bowed in a moment of silence. this was held at exactly 6:30 a.m. pacific time which is when the massacre started at sandy hook elementary. we're waiting to find out how much internet use was down that morning. and they were also calling for an online blackout. companies taking part included aol and adobe. arnold schwarzenegger, joe montana and jack dorsey, twitter founder participated as well. coming up at 7:16. we'll show you a video posted online by president obama this morning. at 7:17 a letter first lady michelle obama wrote to the people of newtown, connecticut and then at 7:45, the nr will have a press -- nra will have a press conference. >>> john boehner is speaking at the capitol. we're there live. here is taking questions at a live news -- from a live news conference. >> are you willing to give the president a proposal -- >> the president and i had a series of conversations
after superstorm sandy. the headliner is former beatle, paul mccartney, singing with members of nirvana. listen to the rest of the lineup. the rolling stones, bruce springsteen, eric clapton, the who, alicia keys, and kanye west. just look for the slide shows tab. >>> bay area crabbers are back at it, hauling in loads of crab. fishermen harvested dungeonous crab for holiday tables. crab fishermen and wholesalers reached a price agreement yesterday afternoon after a week long strike. brokers are paying the fishermen $3 a pound for their catch. a commercial fisherman who trapped tons of dungeon os cab has ordered to pay $12,000 in penalties. the district attorney said 58 dungeonous were ceased from traps. the fisherman was accused of taking crab from a protected area. >>> tonight new information on what led up to those two people left in the middle of the street in san francisco bound and gagged. police now say they were targeted. david stevenson here with more on that, and also the warning sign that he found today right in front of a home involved in the case. >> reporter: a warning for
at sandy hook elementary is bringing back grim memories of other school shootings. in 1999 two students opened fire at columbine high school in littleton colorado killing a dozen classmates and teachers before turning the gun on himself. another gunman killed himself at the virginia tech campus and killed 33. and earlier this year, a gunman shot and killed several people at oikos university. that man is now in jail. we have comments from some of the family members of the the oikos shooting. >>> and law enforcement sources say at least three guns were found at the shooting scene. two pistols were found inside the school. one was a glock. a three 234 caliber rifle was at a car parked at that school. that car is said to belong to the gunman's mother. the debate over guns flairs up every time there's a shooting like this. we'll take a look at california's own gun laws. >>> the school shooting once again raises questions about campus security, what can be done to better protect children, students and faculty from another deadly attack. >>> ktvu's alex sadvige has been looking at this with se
will be held for sandy hook principal dawn hoc sprung. last night in pleasanton there was a big outpouring of support. dozens of people were there for a candle light vigil. this was all organized by students and parents at henry moore elementary. they also raised money for the victims and their families. >> it's really important for us to stand as one for our nation, for our kids. >> i think that folks are looking for other people who to be around. during this time. because there are -- there really are no answers. >> the money that was raised will go to the sandy hook school support fund. organizers hope to send a big donation today. >>> at 8:45 this morning. president obama will announce a white house effort to curb gun violence. president obama is putting vice president joe biden in charge of the effort. when president obama went to newtown, connecticut following the school shooting there he promised what he could do to 3re vent such tragedies in the future. >>> congress gets briefed today by the authors of a very critical report at security in benghazi. the independent panel reports th
are not in the mood for buying after super storm sandy and the newtown connecticut shooting. >> i think there is a lot of apprehension about the future of our economy and three, people are very good at waiting for those bargains. >> they are not going to decide how good or bad the holiday season was until after the year. they are still working on other means to help boost their bottom line. >>> we have a car moved into one of the lanes 880 westbound northbound on ramp has one car that is stalled there. so be aware of it. right now we will head outside and we will look at the golden gate bridge where we have two lanes closed on the north end there and we have an cyst with construction, -- an assist with construction with keeps, they are getting -- cones, they are getting them out of the way and san jose, same story, let's check in with mark. >>> remember yesterday at this time we were chasing rain showers moving across the bay area, now they are moving across cape mendocino and there is a chance of a few sprinkles in mendocino throughout the morning. most areas are in hayward and mountain view checking
, connecticut. >> how players of violent video games are showing they care in the wake of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> more than a landmark. it's an institution. >> also, one final meal. we're there on the last day of business of a popular waterfront restaurant. . >>> an suv careened off interstate 580 in oakland, crashing into a tree during heavy rain overnight. it happened near the coolidge exit. police are looking for the driver who ran from the scene. the highway patrol hasn't said if weather was a factor in the crash. >>> police in antioch overnight responded to two shootings on the same street within three hours of each other. the first was report order sycamore drive between summersville road and l street before 1:00 this morning. one person was hit and the injury is not considered life threatening. three hours later, officers got another call about gunshots, also on sycamore drive. nobody was injured. officers made one arrest and say at this point they do not think the two shootings are related. >>> a dramatic protest in san francisco today, in support of gun control and in
in the connecticut school shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newton, connecticut were read today. mourners observed a moment of silence to mark one week. many gathered in the rain outside the school to pay respects. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmake
. . >>> welcome back, 655, it has been more than a week since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school, but people are still demanding more regulations on guns. >> what happened to those children was the tipping point for me. >> hundreds gathered on the brooklyn bridge to honor lives lost and they are sending a message to capitol hill. n ra is standing by its message that taking away guns is not the answer. >> i don't understand why you can't just for a minute imagine when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way in to sandy hook elementary school, that if a good guy with a gun might have been there, they might have been able to stop him. >> putting armed men on campuses could help keep kids safe from a possible intruder. >>> they are calling for action to prevent gun violence. >> actor and activists danny glover and reverend wright were guests of honor and many people who attended the service say there has been too much violence in the past year. >> my heart goes out to the family and those parents who lost their children and i just want to see those kids protected right now in th
at sandy hook elementary school and at a oakland church this week, many say schools and churches are the safest places forchildren. ktvu's care -- for children. ktvu's cara liu is live where they are holding a lock down which is meant to be fun and safe. >> reporter: we are three hours into the event, the music is going, kids are dancing, having a good time. a concert set to get underway in just over an hour. >> reporter: this is the church lock down. >> i have been in a jumper and it is so fun. >> we did the photo booth pictures. it is fun because it is free. >> it will be a long night but we are excited about that. >> reporter: 200 kids locked in the church for 24 hours. >> our chaperons are expecting to be up all night long with the goal the kids will go to sleep at some point but last year they didn't. >> reporter: she says her granddaughter has been waiting all week for this. >> it is awesome for the kids. and the more positive activities there are to get involved in the less trouble on the streets. >> we want the kids to look back and say, you know, i came, it put me on a p
today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that could help explain his behavior. apparently, he had little contact except for his mother and he stopped speaking to his father and brother in 2010. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries
through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>> former president george hw bush is in guarded condition at the hospital this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can
whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six
is a sign that nearly the effects of superstorm sandy has faded. and this comes as the government releases the closely- watched survey for november. >>> apple will produce one of its existing lines of mcintosh computers next year. tim cook, the ceo, did not say which line or where in the house -- where in the u.s., the computers will be assembled. many are made in china. in the 1980s, they were made in fremont. in 1990, the production moved to elk grove in sacramento county. >>> lawyers for apple and samsung are scheduled to be back in federal court in san jose today. samsung wants the judge to throw out a billion-dollar judgment against it for infridgement and wants the judge to add $5 million of the award and -- apple wants the judge to add $5 million to the award. apple's stock, it is up nearly 1% after taking a big fall yesterday. >>> the grammy nominees were announced this morning and "fun" could get all top three awards for album, record and song of the year. "fun" shares a tally of six nominations with five other artists -- >>> the san francisco symphony also received a nod for best
. analyst say while the job growth is modest, the labor market withstood the impacts o of sandy. >> many of those jobs are being created in our area. >> ken, these restaurants here on north 1st street are packed during the day and they're pretty busy at night. the new report shows nearby tech workers are creating jobs by having a job. tech workers tral in large -- travel in large packs at lunchtime. . >> we go here, sometimes we go to five guys. >> a new report released today shows that for every one high- tech job, 4.3 additional jobs in the local goods and services economy are created in the same region. >> anywhere you see a concentration of high-tech workers, you'll see various other services pop up around them, restaurants and coffee shops and various other services that workers demand. >> services like dental care, perfect smile expanded into this second aufz and hired about ten new employees because of demand. >> our practice has been growing due to the industry in this sglaer and jp's pizza is benefitting by being so close. >> now that they've all opened up, it's been craz
. today's mass was dedicated to the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims. choir students sang before and after the services and the archbishop placed a wreath for those killed. >>> a u.s. marine is spending his days on guard. he is volunteering to stand outside a elementary school. the principal is happy to have him there. he is in the reserves after his last tour in afghanistan. >>> very tense moments after a u.s. marine was shot at after driving on highway 85. the highway closed about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. and traffic as you see there was backed up for miles. the freeway was reopened before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. ktvu's ken pritchett is live near the scene with more on what happened. >> reporter: that intersection is where it meets highway 85, the marine took that off ramp about 1:00 p.m. to find out why his window shatters and now investigators want to know who shot at that car and why. >> reporter: he was driving this car. on one side a window is shatted and you can see on the other side -- shatted and you can see on the other side -- shattered and you can see on th
's home. police say the 20-year-old shot and killed his mother there while she slept, then went to sandy hook elementary school last friday, where he killed 20 children and six staff members. we've learned funeral arrangements for nancy lanza are being made in her home state of new hampshire. that's according to connecticut's chief medical examiner who would not say if the gunman's body has yet been claimed. also newtown residents have mixed reactions about nancy lanza, her name has been left out of the list of victims of the many vigils held there. gifts are pouring in. the town reportedly brought in four shipping containers to hold all donations. >>> ed lee will introduce new legislation ailed -- aimed at reducing gun violence in the bayview district. mayor lee met with leaders about how to reduce the violence. there have been 57 homicides around san francisco this year compared to 50 at the same time last year. >>> 7:16. there is a new poll showing most americans now support gun control. in the cnn poll conducted monday and tuesday, 52% of those surveyed say they are now in favor of m
in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. he only served for 9 months before being discharged as a private in 2008. he left the school this morning and hasn't commented on the report. >>> 11 bay area mayors are calling on the president to enact stronger gun control laws. they asked the president to ban the guns and want a national background check system. >>> a effort to get guns off the streets and out of homes and gaining momentum in oakland. police showed off 97 guns turned in. that brings the total number turned in to 397. the man funding the program homes it goes statewide. >> from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento, this is easily a statewide initiative. >> he run as medical marijuana dispensary. he says seeing the gun violence in oakland prompted him to take action. >>> worker suffered serious injuries today when a steel beam fell on him. happened this morning. officials say the employee is believed to be 19-20 years old. he was rushed to the hospital. the company has not commented on the accident. >>> pg&e is raising its rates. it is part of the fall out
their faith will not waiver. and the students of sandy hook elementary school will resume classes in january. the governor calling for a day of mourning. that will happen on friday. he is asking all churches will bells ring them 26 times in honor of the victims. back to you. >> rene marsh in newtown, connecticut. thank you for that. >>> two bay sisters are among the many people trying to help those effected by the connecticut school shooting. coming up their touching gesture to help those cope with grief. and very personal experience behind it. >>> we are still following an oakland investigation into a stolen truck that caught fire and that fire started another fire injuring a security guard. just look at the pictures. looks like it all started with that stolen truck. ktvu lorraine blanco has been on the story since 4:30. so what do you know about what happened out there? >> reporter: well, dave, the fire started in that stolen vehicle you were talking about. it was right about here. and spread to the building you see right there. now this morning a crew is picking up some of the wreckage ou
is still growing at sandy hook. >> some of the gifts that i had i second guessed so now i'm changing stuff. >> why retailers say this holiday shopping season is different from year's past. >>> give ktvu news to go. download the ktvu app, click the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live on our mobile device. >>> continuing coverage on the tragedy in newtown. it has been ten days since the shooting in the sandy hook community of connecticut and on christmas eve the entire nation is feeling for those who lost loved ones that day. visitors paid their respects to the victims tonight with messages of support and sorrow from around the world. the town hall is now home to a memorial in honor of the 20 children and six adulted killed in the massacre. >> we just needed to do it to let everyone know that we care and that they're in our that you are -- they're in our thoughts and our prayers. >>> thousands of people are calling for cnn host pierce morgan to be deported. the movement began after the native brit voiced his strong opinion on gun control calling a gun advocate an unbelieva
their secret santa presents to the surviving victims of sandy hook elementary. chanting buddhist monks join a diverse group to remember the victims in newtown connecticut. >> very depressed. saturday tried to stay in and try to shake it out of my mind but it was hard to. >> reporter: in the lobby of the county building, ornaments with smiling faces hang from this christmas tree. this fifth grader shared what he can't stop thinking about. >> the presents under your christmas trees at home that are waiting for you. but you are no longer here to open them. >> reporter: with a 2 -month-old baby boy this mother is keeping him and his 4-year- old daughter a little closer. >> cuddled with them. she slept in the room that night, both of them. keeping them close. just praying. >> reporter: more than 60 vowed their heads for a moment of silence. the concern visible on their faces. this mother of two wiped away tears tonight. >> i think often as a parent we think about the worse things that could happen to your children. the fact that there's so many parents grieving and experiencing that right now, t
at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. >>> we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san fra
a stand against gun violence. >> demon straighters held signs for those 26 lost at the sandy hook elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and not in the hands of civilians. >> they picked outside a sporting good store. it opened a short time and was forced to close because of the protest. people held up signs that said no guns here and protect your children >>> they are taking part in a holiday tradition right now. they are preparing thousands of meals for people who are unable to leave their homes for the holidays. >> for many seniors who live alone. a visit by a volunteer is the only contact they will have on christmas. >> they will be delivered on christmas morning. >> they are asking for holiday donations. they are holding curb side drop off through monday. the
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